General Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, January 20th | 12:30 pm | Main Chapel
Brother Jayananda will cover important issues going on at the temple.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the meeting.
Easter Choral Group
The Easter Choral Group is excited to be forming again in preparation of this year’s Easter Program. The group will be learning very beautiful pieces to present on Easter Sunday.
All experience levels welcome. Chorus director Marzena Jones will be at the back of the Main Chapel after Sunday services to answer your questions and to add your name to this year’s program.
Temple Day of Service
Saturday, January 26th | 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
The day begins at 9:30 am with a 30 minute meditation followed by monthly temple maintenance.
A delicious vegetarian lunch is served at 12:30 pm for everyone to enjoy in spiritual fellowship.
Temple Six Hour Meditation
Saturday, February 2nd | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Entry is through the Woolsey Street door.
Erika Luckett Memorial Service
Thursday, January 31st | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Oakland Center for Spiritual Living
Join us in honoring the life of Berkeley Temple member, Erika Luckett.
The service will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 pm and continue with open mic sharing and jam session until 6:00 pm.
Fliers are available on the Free Literature table.
Oakland Center for Spiritual Living – 5000 Clarewood Drive, Oakland, CA 94618
Livestreamed Launch of New Edition of the SRF Lessons
Thursday, January 31st | 6:30 pm | Main Chapel
We are happy to announce a livestreamed event for the launch of the new edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons will be presented on the SRF website by Brother Chidananda, our beloved president and spiritual head. He will share details about many of the exciting features to be introduced for the first time, and the steps you will need to take to enroll.
To mark this historic milestone event, Berkeley Temple is organizing a group viewing of the livestreamed event and we encourage you to join us so that we might share this exciting news together, in divine fellowship. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
If you are not able to join us for the livestream, the video will later be available on the SRF website, on the SRF YouTube channel, and at berkeleytemple.org.
San Damiano Retreat
Friday to Sunday, May 3 – 5
Registration for the annual San Damiano Retreat on May 3rd to the 5th is now available. Brother Jayananda will lead the retreat titled, ‘How to spiritualize Life’. Mary San Agustin will be in the back of the chapel after Sunday services to answer questions and except registrations.
Fliers and Registration forms are available at the back of the chapel and can be downloaded online at berkeleytemple.org. Early registration is encouraged.
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SRF Lessons New Edition
This greatly enhanced and expanded edition of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, which will become available in the coming weeks, contains a wealth of additional material from Paramahansaji’s writings and classes, including clearer and more detailed instruction on the SRF meditation techniques and many other subjects.
For those of you who are already a graduate of the SRF Lessons, the availability of the revised Lessons presents a unique opportunity to renew one’s relationship with the Guru and study of the SRF teachings.
The start date for actual enrollment in the new edition will be announced shortly. In the meantime, we are offering a complimentary copy of Paramahansa Yogananda’s inspiring, 24-page introduction to the Lessons, “Highest Achievements Through Self-Realization,” when you verify your membership information through the online member portal. (Verifying your account information is a preliminary step towards
enrollment in the new edition of the Lessons.)
To verify your account, respond to the email sent from SRF on January 5th or go to the SRF website and click ‘My Account’ in the upper left hand corner.
The Winter issue of Self-Realization Magazine is now available in our bookroom.
Paramahansa Yogananda’s lead article, “Transferring Your Consciousness to the Spiritual Side of Your Nature,” speaks on how to contact the peace, freedom, and joy of the heavenly astral realm by elevating your consciousness in meditation.
The featured CD recording is a talk on, “Seeing God in All People and All Conditions,” given by Brother Sevananda at the 2018 SRF World Convocation.
Prayer Requests, Satsanga Questions, & Volunteer Sign-up
Boxes for Prayer Request, Monthly Satsanga Questions, Suggestions,
and Volunteer Sign up sheets are on table in the back of the chapel.
If you would like to look ahead to more temple events,
our Temple Calendar is available here.